Women of the Left Bank: Paris of the 1920s

Women of the Left Bank: Paris of the 1920s


Between the wars, Paris sizzled as a centre of avant-garde and nurtured some of history’s most iconic female writers. In this not-to-be-missed literary event, we'll take an imaginary stroll through the Left Bank of the 1920s and get to know some of its more colourful characters. We’ll meet personalities like Sylvia Beach, founder of the mythical bookstore Shakespeare & Company. We'll wander over to Gertrude Stein’s apartment, where we’ll admire her Picassos and take tea with Alice B. Toklas.

En route, we’ll pop into the literary salon held by scandalous heiress Natalie Barney and meet fellow wild-child Colette. 

Join Paris-based journalist Lisa Pasold for lunch as she dishes on the brilliant Left Bank women of the 1920s. Vintage jewelry expert and collector Barbara Schwartz will showcase some glorious vintage jewelry.


 Lisa Pasold is a Governor General’s Award–nominated writer, journalist (The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Tribune) and television host of Discovery World's Paris Next Stop. www.lisapasold.com


Monday October 15th, 2018

12pm - 1.30pm 


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